Good morning United States of America Track & Field fans!  Be sure and check in tomorrow for some exciting news!

The World Championships wrapped up in Doha Quatar.  The men’s marathon a showcase for the Ethiopians, Gold and Silver.  The men’s Steeplechase won by one hundredth of a second, race of the games, Kenyan dominance uninterrupted.

Some fine American performances and American records in the sprints and throws.  Shelby Houlihan ran an American Record 3:54 in the Women’s 1500 meters for fourth overall.

Biggest shocker of the games for your scribe was no false starts and no baton drops.  I’m old enough to remember every single edition of the World Championships, the first in 1983.

The USA 10 Mile National Championships were held in conjunction with Twin Cities Marathon.  31 American men lined up, top 5 shook out like this:
1.  Futsum Zienasellassie                46:55
2. Abbabiya Simbassa                      46:57
3. Connor McMillan                          46:58
4. Marty Hehir                                   46:59
5. Agustus Maiyo                              47:05
Johnny Rutford  (49:07) of Omaha finished 24th and ran the fastest 10 Mile by a Nebraskan since Mike Morgan’s 49:29 in 2005.  Nice work Johnny!

36 Women toed the line and top 5 were led by everyone’s darling Sara Hall
1.  Sara Hall                                       53:11
2. Makena Morley                            53:17
3. Katy Jermann                                53:44
4. Bridget Belyeu                              53:47
5. Annie Frisibie                                54:00

The White Light Mile in Fremont was a barnburner Saturday night, if you haven’t run this gem before be sure and get it on your schedule for 2020.  Nolan Border used a furious kick at the end to nip Will Henry of the Kansas City Smoke  by .25 of a second.  Fourteen year old Britt Prince took the women’s title.  Forty three year old Angee Nott (Run Guru Elite, Inc) used the race as a final tune up before next weekend’s USA Masters National 5K champs in San Diego.
1.  Nolan Border                  4:22
2.  Will Henry                        4:22
3. Kyle Johnson                   4:28
4. Matt Fayers                     4:36
5. Thomas Taylor               4:36

  1. Britt Prince                    5:25
  2.  Angee Nott                   5:51
  3. Kristen Griffen              5:57
  4. Emalie Clement            6:12
  5. Ayva Darmento           6:15